How do I check the SMART st atus of my ex­ter­nal SSD?

Mac|Life - - ASK -

macOS still doesn’t sup­port mon­i­tor­ing SMART sta­tus for USB drives, although it does for most con­nected us­ing Thun­der­bolt. Try in­stalling the SAT SMART Driver from bit.ly/github_s­mart; since it’s a ker­nel ex­ten­sion, in High Sierra you’ll need to ap­prove it in the Se­cu­rity & Pri­vacy pane af­ter in­stal­la­tion.

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